Finance Manager - Digitas
Publicis Groupe
Auckland, Auckland, nz
5d ago

Responsible for the Digitas business this role will report into the Finance Director of our communication agencies : Digitas, Saatchi & Saatchi and MSL.

You will share four direct reports with the Finance Manager of Saatchi & Saatchi and MSL.

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, relentlessly committed to help brands better connect with people through our brand principles - Truth.

Connection. Wonder. Our team is deliberately diversified with experts in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech working seamlessly across capabilities and continents to achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire.

Key Responsibilities :

Accounting Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with Publicis Groupe operational and financial policies and processes as detailed in our Code of Conduct
  • Execute Strategies to enforce internal financial controls and manage implementation
  • Manage Internal, FMC and External Audits to ensure compliance and implementing feedback into Company's accounting practices.
  • Financial Reporting

  • Maintain Accountability for practices conducted by Re : Sources and Agency Finance Team
  • Manage Month End Review and submission to Groupe
  • Manage preparation of Annual Commit and Reforecast submissions
  • Client Finance

  • Manage financial aspects of Client Accounts, including budgeting and Contractual requirements
  • Manage the improvement of Client Account Profitability, proactively seeking ways to grow business or improve profitability in collaboration with Client Finance Team
  • Identify and communicate any financial risk and scope issues associated with client accounts.
  • Business Optimisation

  • Provide advice on how to improve business financial situations, increasing revenue, reducing costs and accelerating cash collection from clients
  • Manage Company risk to FX exposure, working with Treasury to execute Hedging
  • Support all departments for all financial and operational issues
  • Identify opportunities to create efficiencies, streamline processes and leverage resources to reduce costs wherever possible
  • Translate cost reduction strategies into operation by managing communication and implementation
  • Oversee monthly cost reports to assess success of strategies and implementation
  • Build positive relationships with Publicis Team Leaders - regular and open communication.
  • About you :

  • Understanding of media and / or creative industries
  • Pegasus Experience
  • Able to actively develop and maintain strong working relationships with all personnel both at an interpersonal level and across all business processes within the wider business environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Experienced people leader
  • Savvy with excel.
  • What we can offer you :

    Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering :

  • Work with a diverse team where we value all the benefits of harnessing differences for our people, our clients and our business
  • A committed Diversity and Inclusion and Belonging strategy driven through our Viva! Women , Égalité and Wholeself programs
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year
  • A creative, fun and rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach working your way, with us!
  • Access to employee benefits including wellness programmes, learning and development opportunities, network events
  • Confidential 24-hour support via our employee assistance programme.
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